# Accession Number:

## AD0757046

# Title:

## The Probability Distribution of the Number of Targets Hit Under Successive Firings.

# Descriptive Note:

## Project strike document,

# Corporate Author:

## CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA NAVAL WARFARE ANALYSIS GROUP

# Personal Author(s):

# Report Date:

## 1963-10-31

# Pagination or Media Count:

## 14.0

# Abstract:

A mathematical development is presented which answers two questions concerning the probablistic outcomes of a succession of weapons bombs aimed at some complex of targets. Given a set of k targets and the probabilities that each is hit by a single bomb, as well as the probability of a miss, what are the probabilities of destroying 0, 1, 2, ..., k targets when n bombs attack. A target is supposed destroyed when hit by at least one bomb, and the same, but there is now a positive probability that a pair of targets may be destroyed by a single bomb. Author

# Descriptors:

# Subject Categories:

- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics